MissionTo provide a forum for discussion of key economic, commercial and other issues of interest to Spanish companies doing or planning to do business in Qatar.
The Council also provides information and sponsors events and programs which provide insight into Qatar and its international and business environment.
- To support the activity of member companies as well as new Spanish companies arriving in Qatar.
- To promote Spanish commercial and business interests in Qatar and encourage economic and commercial activities, investments and other initiatives between Spain and Qatar
- To offer SBC’s members a platform to exchange information and experiences and to communicate and interact with Public and Private entities and persons in Qatar by means of meetings, gatherings, seminars, conferences, receptions, etc
- To encourage mutual awareness, exchange of information and cultural cooperation between the Qatar and Spain
- To contribute to the development of dual and mutual commercial, economic, technical, sport and cultural relationships between Spain and Qatar
- To promote events to reinforce and improve the image of Spain in Qatar. In general, any other lawful activity related to the promotion of business and/ or cultural ties between Qatar and Spain
Mr. Adel Al Mannai
Business Conferences and Porfessionals Events
Mr. Ignacio Poyales
Mr. José Vicente
Mr. David Quintanilla
Networking & Social Events
Mr. Ángel Gómez
Treasury and administration
Mrs. Fátima Bidasoro
Ms. Irene Vidal
Relation with Members and New Memberships
Mr. Maximiliano Ades
Consultant, Honorary Member
Mr. Stephen Box
Company Secretary & Legal Advisor
Mr. Lee Keane
Mr. Miguel Angel Fajado
Mrs. Elvira Pradas
Message from the Ambassador of Spain in Qatar
The Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar was founded in February 2019 as a result of a long process since seven Spanish firms created the Spanish Business Council in 2009. Firstly, under the umbrella of the Embassy of Spain and later under the Qatar Financial Centre, this non-profit organization has represented the interest of the Spanish firms in Qatar with due diligence and constant, hard and good work.
The recognition from the Spanish State Secretary for Trade as a Chamber of Commerce highlights the important role that this institution has been playing for years supporting and promoting bilateral economic and trade relations between Spain and Qatar.
The Chamber of Commerce of Spain to Qatar is currently giving voice to the Spanish business community in Doha and representing our interests in this very competitive market. Our corporate sector is reputed in the Qatari market, given our high quality standards and professional insight.
It is rewarding for Spain to contribute through the experience and capacity of its companies to the expansion of Qatar and reaching the goals set forth in the National Vision 2030 and, particularly, the 2022 Football World Cup. Qatar will find in the Spanish Companies and the Chamber of Commerce a loyal and committed partner.
I would like to thank the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the rest of the Board for the continued efforts to establish this platform as a strong business network that helps companies and potential investors to identify the opportunities in this vibrant market. I wish all of you all the success you deserve.
H.E. Ms. Belén Alfaro
Ambassador of Spain in Qatar
Spanish Embassy in Doha, Qatar
Lusail Street (Al- Isteqlal Avenue) West Bay
P.O. BOX 24616 Doha, Qatar
T: +974 4483 5886
OFFICE HOURS Sun-Thu: 08.30-13.00
Message from the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in QatarDear Members and friends,
As Chairman of The Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar, a non-profit Association, founded in Doha in 2009 as a Business Council and officially recognized as a Chamber of Commerce in February 2019 by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain let me welcome you.
Today, we are 60 companies and international professionals working in Qatar, one of the most important emerging countries worldwide. Together, we generate wealth and contribute with talent and experience in different areas: from engineering to construction to hotel industry, design, education or air transportation, among others. We are registered under the Qatar Financial Center and in fact, awarded as Best Non-Profit by this offshore Platform in 2018.
The Board I am pleased to head works as a generator of unity amongst all partners with the commitment to inform, train, advise and optimize your presence in Qatar. An original commitment and passion that are kept firm and unchanged, not only in theory, but mostly in our everyday activities. Together, we conform a rich fabric that includes several activities.
The Chamber has consolidated as an unequivocal role model for the business community in Qatar. Our organization is a high-profile player as we contribute, along with other economic and social agents, to local development. We participate in tenders and forums in which the business community makes for added value to the Qatar market. Our main objective is the development of trade and investments between Spain and Qatar and to boost Company Members businesses.
From the Board of Directors we work, on a daily basis, to accomplish all proposed goals and set new ones that allow us to grow further. Ultimately, CCSQ wishes to enhance our business and professional environment and, thus, consolidate a competitive space that favors a coherent development in Qatar.
Bringing our best to each of you.
Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar
José Antonio Vicente Barrallo
Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar